Myriam Dunn Cavelty: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Name variantsMyriam Dunn Cavelty
Myriam Cavelty
Myriam Dunn
Address
Schweiz.- u. Int. Sicherheitspol.
ETH Zürich, IFW C 25.1
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 07 55
E-maildunn@sipo.gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
268-0202-00LCyber Security Policy Restricted registration - show details
Only for CAS and DAS in Cyber Security.
3 credits2GM. Dunn Cavelty, A. Wenger
AbstractThis course focuses on the interrelationship between digital technologies, their development, their use and misuse by human actors on the one hand and enduring negotiation processes between the state and its bureaucracies, society, and the private sector to develop solution on the other.
ObjectiveThe aim of the course is to foster an understanding about how digital technologies are related to the realm of politics and how different actors (the state, but also non-state actors) react to the challenges emerging in the digital age with different governance approaches.
ContentHow to approach cyber insecurity politically continues to be a difficult issue for states. The willingness to use disruptive cyber tools in the context of great power rivalry has increased. Further digitalization of society comes with clear benefits, but also with new challenges. The dynamic interaction between technological vulnerabilities and the possibilities of their misuse creates a problem space with little stability.
In this course, we look at the threat environment, national and international counter strategies, and the possible future of this problem field. We understand cybersecurity politics as emerging from the interplay between digital technologies, their development, their use and misuse by human actors in conflictual economic, social and political contexts - and by enduring negotiation processes between the state and its bureaucracies, society, and the private sector in order to identify roles and responsibilities.
853-0061-00LIntroduction to Cybersecurity Poitics3 credits2GA. Wenger, M. Dunn Cavelty
AbstractThe lecture is an introduction to global cybersecurity politics. The focus is on the strategic use of cyberspace by state and non-state actors (threats) and different answers to these new challenges (countermeasures).
ObjectiveParticipants learn to assess the advantages and disadvantages of cyberspace as a domain for strategic military operations. They understand the technical basics of cyber operations and know how technology and politics are interlinked in this area. They understand the security challenges for and the motivations of states to be active in cyberspace offensively and defensively and they are familiar with the consequences for international politics.
ContentWe start with an overview of cybersecurity issue from 1980 to today and look at events and actors responsible for turning cybersecurity matters into a security political issue with top priority. After familiarizing ourselves with the technical basics, we look at different forms of cyberviolence and trends in cyber conflicts (technique in social and political practice). Then, we turn to countermeasures: we compare national cybersecurity strategies, examine international norms building, and scrutinize concepts such as cyber-power and cyber-deterrence (technique in social and political regulartory contexts).
Lecture notesA script with background information and comments on the literature will be made available at the beginning of the semester.
LiteratureLiterature for each session will be available on Moodle.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is being supported by a website on Moodle. If you have any questions, please contact Jasper Frei; jasper.frei@sipo.gess.ethz.ch.
857-0098-00LThe Politics of Cybersecurity Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 15.
MACIS students are given priority.
8 credits2SM. Dunn Cavelty, M. Leese
AbstractThis research seminar focuses on the rise of “cyber security” as a security political issue. We focus on the interrelationship between digital technologies, their development, their use and misuse by human actors on the one hand and enduring negotiation processes between the state and its bureaucracies, society, and the private sector to develop solution on the other.
ObjectiveThe aim of this research seminar is to introduce students to different waves of cybersecurity literature, have them reflect critically on the development and main focal points, and to give them enough theoretical background so that they can write a research papers on a cybersecurity politics topic of their choice.